stroke often affects movement and use of one side of
the body, so getting dressed is often difficult for people after a
Getting dressed may be easier if you use stocking/sock aids,
rings or strings attached to zipper pulls, and buttonhooks. Talk with a nurse
or physical therapist about assistive devices that may help you get dressed.
Clothing may be easier to put on if it has features such as:
Have you had a stroke? How could you tell?
A stroke is a sudden stop of blood supply to part of the brain. Some people have strokes without ever knowing it. These so-called silent strokes either have no easy-to-recognize symptoms, or you don’t remember them. But they do cause permanent damage in your brain.
If you've had more than one silent stroke, you may have thinking and memory problems. They can also lead to more severe strokes.
Lay out your clothes in the order that you will
put them on, with those you will put on first on top of the
Sit down while you dress.
Put your affected arm
or leg into the piece of clothing first, before the unaffected arm or
Removing clothing that has to go over your head may be difficult. To
undress after a stroke has affected an arm or leg, remove the stronger arm or
leg from the clothing first, then slip out your affected arm or leg.